There is a quiet, open place in the depths of the mind, to which we can go many times in the day and lift up our soul in praise, thankfulness and conscious unity. With practice this God-ward turn of the mind becomes an almost constant direction, underlying all our other activities.
~ Kenneth Boulding, 1910-1993

We've heard a lot about "Quakernomics" lately, and indeed, the book by that title is a charming contribution to the literature, not least because of its embrace of The Iron Bridge, a quirky, thought-provoking work of science fiction, featuring English Quakers at the dawn the Industrial Age.

Ethical capitalism?  Whoever heard of such a thing?  The idea sounds like an oxymoron, unless perhaps "capitalism" means "using one's head" to positive synergetic advantage.

The ability to think and plan is a God-given ability, arising from deep within our in-most being, where "self" gives way to "Self" and the workings of the Zeitgeist (Holy Ghost).

True godliness does not turn men out of the world, but enables them to live better in it and excites their endeavors to mend it.
~ William Penn, 1644-1718

Continuing in this "Quakernomics" vein, Kenneth Boulding's corpus of writings is newly earning the attention of a post-millennial generation. Nature, in the week of 26 November, 2015, in an article by historian Adam Rome, circled Friend Kenneth's 1964 The Meaning of the Twentieth Century: The Great Transition, as one of five majorly influential tomes marking our mid-to-late-1900s turn, towards thinking globally, in terms of Spaceship Earth as a whole. 

Bucky's Operating Manual... appears right below it.

How might we re-arrange our affairs to bring them more in line with God's will?  Or rather, how might we be led to do so?  "Attending to our Inner Light" is tantamount to taking Intuition seriously, not squandering, nor squelching, that divine gift.

Look not out, but within… Remember it is a still voice that speaks to us in this day, and that it is not to be heard in the noises and hurries of the mind; but it is distinctly understood in a retired frame.
~ William Penn, 1644-1718

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